4th Graders Encouraged to Enter Gaithersburg Junior Mayor Contest

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January 18, 2018

Fourth graders in the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to share what they would do if they were Mayor in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Maryland Municipal League (MML) in partnership with the Maryland Mayors’ Association and the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company. The theme for this year’s contest, to be explored in 275 words or less, is “Live to Lead.” Students are asked to define a specific issue or cause in their community and explain how they would solve it, how they would enlist the help of others, and how they would communicate the positive changes taking place in their community as a result. The City of Gaithersburg takes this program one step further by selecting a winner specifically from its own community. Those essays submitted by City of Gaithersburg residents will be reviewed by members of the City’s Educational Enrichment Committee. Finalists will be invited to participate in a videotaped panel interview. One winner will be selected as Gaithersburg Junior Mayor, with the opportunity to participate in programs and special events throughout the year. The winning Gaithersburg essay will also be published on the City’s website. The program also includes the opportunity for the Junior Mayor to host a service project involving his/her classmates, elected officials and City staff. Entering this contest is a great way to learn about local government. This past year Gaithersburg had the pleasure of welcoming Purani Kannan from Diamond Elementary School as its Junior Mayor. Her service project involved hosting a drive at her school to collect socks, hats, gloves and other clothing to assist those experiencing homelessness. She has served as a wonderful representative of the young people in this community. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2018. For submission instructions and information click here.



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